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Options September 18, 2019: Episode 41

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Artist Track Approx. start time
Black Market  Psycho Killer   Options 0:00:00 ()
Stereolab  I Was A Sunny Rainphase   Options 0:08:56 ()
Jeff Bridges  Feeling Good   Options 0:12:30 ()
Loop  Collision   Options 0:12:41 ()
Frank Zappa  The Adventures of Greggery Peccary   Options 0:15:11 ()
Wazoo  Slip On   Options 0:17:10 ()
Luke Vibert  I Can Phil It   Options 0:21:37 ()
Ramsay Lewis  Uhuru (African Twist)   Options 0:25:07 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Black Sabath 
Laguna Sunrise   Options 0:35:20 ()
Barry Gray  Theme From Joe 90   Options 0:35:36 ()
Marty Gold  Good Night   Options 0:36:49 ()
Broadcast & The Focus Group  A Seancing Song   Options 0:39:28 ()
Electric Light Orchestra  Who's That   Options 0:41:15 ()
William Shatner  Ideal Woman   Options 0:43:28 ()
Yello  Bananas To The Beat   Options 0:44:47 ()
The Residents  The Simple Song   Options 0:47:34 ()
Max Roach  January V   Options 0:48:28 ()
Tipsy  Sweet Spot   Options 0:51:46 ()
Todd Rundgren  Breathless   Options 0:54:56 ()
The Roaches  The Hammond Song   Options 0:58:01 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Steve Reich 
electric counterpoint III   Options 1:03:24 ()
Prince  The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker   Options 1:07:30 ()
I Monster  These Are Our Children   Options 1:10:44 ()
Pepe Deluxe  The Last of The Great Explorers   Options 1:15:12 ()
Van Dyke Parks  Come To The Sunshine   Options 1:22:00 ()
Henry Mancini  The Lonely Princess   Options 1:25:19 ()
Bruno Battisti D' Amario   Show Samba   Options 1:27:39 ()
Cubismo Graphico  Percy Percy   Options 1:29:44 ()
Tricot  Ochansensu-su   Options 1:31:34 ()
The Wizards of Ooze  Zambeezy   Options 1:35:36 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Souljazz Orchestra 
Awakening   Options 1:38:51 ()
Gentle Giant  An Inmates Lullaby   Options 1:42:15 ()
Michael Andrews  Fuck   Options 1:46:25 ()
Mark Mothersbaugh  Archer Avenue   Options 1:48:40 ()
John Cage  Dream   Options 1:48:51 ()
Jeff Bridges  Feeling Good   Options 1:51:02 ()
Electrodude  Phantasm Theme   Options 1:53:31 ()
Rain Sword  Break Point   Options 1:55:05 ()
Solenoid  Officia 2 (1998)   Options 1:58:56 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Herbaliser 
Gadet Funk   Options 2:05:49 ()
DJ Food  Living Beats   Options 2:12:16 ()
April March  Sugar   Options 2:12:26 ()
Keaver and Brause  Airborn   Options 2:15:57 ()
Masanari Goto  Chiave   Options 2:19:15 ()
Marine Girls  A Place in the Sun   Options 2:20:25 ()
Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists  The New World   Options 2:23:06 ()
Bruno Coulais  The Party   Options 2:33:01 ()
Martin Newell  Before the Hurricane   Options 2:34:57 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Brad Derrick 
Moons of The Evening Star   Options 2:37:46 ()
Confusions  Simla Beat Theme   Options 2:43:52 ()
Jumbo  U.F.O.   Options 2:45:49 ()
Chwys  Gwr Bonheddig   Options 2:50:38 ()
Homer's Knods  Mr. Rainbow   Options 2:52:48 ()
The Id  Baby Eyes   Options 2:54:57 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Sergio Mendez 
Samba de Bênção   Options 2:56:15 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 2:11pm Martinibomb:

Welcome to Medium Cool. Get ready for 3 Hours of audio projected into your auditory nerve via the wonders of the information age. Medium Cool airs every Wednesday here on WFMU's Sheena's Jungle Room from 4-7pm Eastern.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:01pm Mr Fab:

Here for martinis, and music that's 'tha BOMB.'
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:01pm geezerette:

Great start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:02pm Jan Turkenburg:

Hi MB, this version works well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:03pm Linda Lee:

wild!
very nice!
i'm off to the chores i can't avoid any longer, but i'll be back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:03pm Linda Lee:

rock on, MB!
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:04pm Martinibomb:

Hello Everyone! Jan Geezer Fab Lee let the audio be free here on listener supported WFMU sheena's jungle room
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:06pm Rich in Washington:

Hello! What a crazy day I'm having. Work's insane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:07pm Linda Lee:

i'm set to order 'david bowie made me gay'. answers at last.
sorry, Rich. hope your work day's over soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:08pm Otis Fodder:

Hi MB and everyone, shifted rooms.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:09pm Otis Fodder:

Hoping to see Stereolab in 2 weeks, sold out but watching for folks selling tix. New reissues out are fantastic.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:13pm Martinibomb:

Hey Otis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:14pm Otis Fodder:

Hey M-Bomb!
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:14pm Mr Fab:

I'm imagining jeff Bridges trying to pick up a girl at a bar with this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:15pm Otis Fodder:

Rich, here too with work. Been real hard to listen/chat lately, but finding those small pockets like today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:18pm Rich in Washington:

Zappa doesn't get a ton of play in the WFMUverse.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:19pm Martinibomb:

Why is that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:20pm Linda Lee:

too easy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:21pm Linda Lee:

the FMU djs like to defy expectations & they'd almost be expected to play Zappa. so they don't. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:22pm Otis Fodder:

That's a bit true Rich. Gonna pull out a Zappa LP or two on Sunday. Already have some King Crimson (as saw them live last night) out.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:24pm Mr Fab:

Jeez, add King Crimson to the list of 'see-em-before-they-croak' (to quote the name of Cheech and Chong's recent reunion tour) Tho I did see Fripp with a solo group ages ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:24pm Rich in Washington:

I think sometimes people associate Zappa with his more sensationalized solo albums and sometimes noxious personality. I am a huge early Mothers freak. So much good music from them.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:25pm Mr Fab:

"I Can Phil It " - ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:25pm Rich in Washington:

Holy crap, Otis! You saw The Crim for realz last night! Woah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:25pm Otis Fodder:

Bongo Fury... Freak Out... and so on... yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:26pm Rich in Washington:

I wish I had me some bongos...
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:27pm Martinibomb:

How was King Crim live??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:27pm Otis Fodder:

Yea, was amazing. Fripp and Levin played as if they were 20 years old and 3 drummers. 7 piece band doing Larks, Court album (as it's 50 years this year) + Easy Money... the best. 3 hours they played with a 20min intermission. Nutso.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:28pm Rich in Washington:

also interesting that an artist with as an intimidating discography like John Zorn doesn't get a ton of airplay around these parts. I think similar reasons.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:28pm Mr Fab:

King Crimson were playing at the Greek Theater, which, like all concert tickets nowadays, is so freakin expensive. And we've already recently seen Blondie/ Elvis Costello, and Brian Wilson/The Zombies at the Greek recently. Uh, Li'l Fab, you don't need school supplies, or like food or anything this month, do you..?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:28pm Otis Fodder:

Fav part was the 21st Century Schizoid Man encore ... and Starless and Bible Black was nuts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:29pm Rich in Washington:

Sounds like fun. I haven't heard much of the new lineup other than a few yootoobs here and there...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:29pm Otis Fodder:

It was pricey, for sure. $90 CAD a ticket (so around $70 USD).
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:29pm Mr Fab:

I would totally lose my poop at those, Otis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:30pm Rich in Washington:

Nice mixin' Martinibomb! This is luverly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:30pm Otis Fodder:

It was a fun rock concert and my first time seeing Crimson. Worth it for the cost. Regret so many artists I pass on and then they pass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:32pm Otis Fodder:

Only caught Elvis Costello once Fab, in Seattle, doing Juliet Letters in the late 1990s. Really great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:32pm Linda Lee:

i think you're right, Rich.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:32pm Rich in Washington:

yeah. I was surprised when Crimson reformed. I thought Fripp was sort of getting out of the performing biz. This might be his last hurrah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:34pm Linda Lee:

the fmu dj is *not* going to play what a 'freeform radio' dj might be expected to play. no no no!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:34pm Otis Fodder:

They are doing mad touring, every year for the past 5 or 6 and have visited Montreal 2 or 3 times over the past decade. Finally said, okay, I gotta go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:37pm Linda Lee:

it's good to realize there's really only one chance you have to get something like that done ~ the one coming up right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:37pm Linda Lee:

don't count on another time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:38pm Rich in Washington:

I don't think any version of Crimson has played Portland since 2001 or so, opening for Tool(!).
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 9/18/19 4:39pm Mailman Tom:

I went to see the movie, Medium Cool, when it was on the big screen. Luckily, for the filmmakers, the 1968 police riot in Chicago was happening while they were filming.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:39pm geezerette:

Sounds so good! Everything!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:40pm Rich in Washington:

Fripp did this crazy thing called Slow Music Project here several years ago. Sort of an electric chamber music thing, with really sparse playing, all improvised. Peter Buck from REM, Hector Zazou, William Reifling from Ministry, The Blackouts
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:40pm Otis Fodder:

I read a bit about Tool joking on a tour with Crimson saying to the effect that, hey don't tell those guys we ripped off King Crimson (to King Crimson). Ha, fun. They influenced so many. Those first KC albums + the McDonald Gilles LP are favs.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:40pm Martinibomb:

Oh wow!!! @Mailman would have been great to see in the day
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:44pm Linda Lee:

wow ... loving these tracks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:44pm Linda Lee:

Shatner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:45pm Rich in Washington:

HA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:45pm Linda Lee:

he just shat'ner teacup with this one. poor woman.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:46pm geezerette:

He's brilliant. ;: (Shatner.)
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:46pm Martinibomb:

Thanks @Linda ;-) having fun running around pulling silly stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:48pm Rich in Washington:

The REZ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:48pm Linda Lee:

what the world needs now, MB. :-D
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:54pm Martinibomb:

Damn this is a cool mix today
  Wed. 9/18/19 4:54pm Dave In St Albans UK:

Hi Medium Cool people! I missed Stereolab. Oh well everything else is good too.... as usual MB.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:56pm Otis Fodder:

Fav Todd Track there.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:57pm Mr Fab:

Yeah, this has been real cool. Not just set to 'medium.'
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:58pm Martinibomb:

My fave todd as well
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:58pm Mr Fab:

Hi Mailman Tom. Haven't actually seen the film "Medium Cool." Have you, Martinibomb?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 4:58pm Rich in Washington:

speaking of Fripp!
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 4:59pm Mr Fab:

The Nazz nugget "Open My Eyes" will probably always be my fave Todd, but that was maximum cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 5:01pm Rich in Washington:

My fondness for Rundgren has grown these last few years. I can now see what all the fuss is about.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:01pm Martinibomb:

yup! Love the Roaches those harmonies are pretty killer
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 5:02pm Rich in Washington:

Fripp was actually on Saturday Night Live, playing with The Roches, but hidden in the background.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:02pm Martinibomb:

Anyone remember that Todd Rundgren Amiga CG/3D music video from like.. 1990ish?
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:04pm Mr Fab:

Love the Fripp solos in the Roches track. Similar to his "Heroes" and Eno's "St Elmos Fire" leads. Wish he'd done more like that.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:06pm Mr Fab:

I think this was sampled for Little Fluffy Clouds. Wonder if Reich saw any scratch from that..
  Wed. 9/18/19 5:06pm Dave In St Albans UK:

Hi Martinibomb. Now I am in minimalist heaven. Steve Reich is my go to desert island composer. Saw this live with Pat Metheny and Kronos Quartet.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:09pm Martinibomb:

@Dave I like that stuff too. that's why yer listening cause we like the same stuff hah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 5:09pm Otis Fodder:

@Fab - Those first 2 Nazz albums are super favs. My vinyl copies are beat down, but sound so good on vinyl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 5:10pm Otis Fodder:

My 2nd fav Prince album here, Sign of the Times. Usually that's a lot of folks 1st favs.. but Parade is the one that is at the top for me. Dirty Mind 3rd. As of now, always shifts/changes.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:16pm Martinibomb:

I never got to see Prince live. Def a life regret for sure
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 5:17pm Otis Fodder:

You and I both. Came to Montreal twice as well and both times I was like, oh tix are a bit pricey. Should have gone. We have the music though, oh yes!
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:18pm Martinibomb:

It's my own fault as well.. should a coulda woulda
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:21pm Martinibomb:

this pepe deluxe track is so insane
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/18/19 5:26pm Otis Fodder:

Thanks MB, gotta run. Stay cool buddy! Gonna get some of that 'sunshine'.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:28pm Martinibomb:

cya!
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:41pm geezerette:

This show is so damn elegant, MB.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:43pm Martinibomb:

ah thanks Geez glad you're diggin' the vibe today
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 5:43pm geezerette:

very much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/18/19 6:17pm chresti:

Hi Martinibomb and mediums! Kenzo's show is on in the other room, got multi-layer cool going on..
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 6:18pm Martinibomb:

Hullo Chresti! I love Kenzo's show it's soooooo good
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 6:45pm geezerette:

Made working feel like play. Thanks,Martinibomb!

Beach Party Luna!
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 6:46pm Martinibomb:

you are welcome! Thanks for stopping by
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 6:57pm Mr Fab:

Thank you again for another superlative radio edventure, sir!
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 6:58pm Mr Fab:

Educational + Adventure equals edventure
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 6:59pm geezerette:

Ha!
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 7:00pm geezerette:

Sounds like an explorer or tycoon.
Avatar Wed. 9/18/19 7:02pm Martinibomb:

Thanks Eveyrone!
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